The boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. an American former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2015, and currently works as a boxing promoter. Widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, undefeated as a professional, and a five-division world champion,
NEW YORK — Manny Pacquiao was impressive in his defeat of Jessie Vargas, but all the public could talk about afterward was Floyd Mayweather.
“Money” Mayweather — who rarely attends fights even though he resides in Las Vegas — strolled over to ringside just before Pacquiao and Vargas were introduced. Mayweather was even seen exchanging pleasantries with executives from Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank.
Following the victory, Pacquiao revealed he invited Mayweather to his fight, and the Filipino senator has been calling for a rematch of their revenue-record shattering affair ever since.
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The all-time great told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday in Brooklyn — where he was on hand to promote his fighter Badou Jack’s unification title fight vs. James DeGale on Jan. 14 — that in no uncertain terms he’s retired for good and that he doesn’t have the itch to fight ever again. He enjoys traveling the world too much to give it up.
“A lot of fighters in the sport of boxing may want to retire, but they have to fight because they have to,” said Mayweather, wearing dark shades and a polka dot suit. “I don’t have to fight.
“I just made $300 million for fighting Pacquiao. I’m OK. Like I said before, I’m happy with my position. Once again, the money don’t make me; I make money. I’m well off. I make smart moves, and like I said before, I’m happy with where my career has went.”